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More than just a pretty cover China’s Black Friday was 11.11 Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 pct
 
More than just a pretty cover… —Chin Music Press recreates the art of storytelling

More than just a pretty cover… —Chin Music Press recreates the art of storytelling

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Day writer and translator Jay Rubin walked into the office of Chin Music Press when it was establishing itself in

China’s Black Friday was 11.11

China’s Black Friday was 11.11

By Jingyu Zhang Northwest Asian Weekly Nov. 11 (11.11) is notable because it is considered the “Singles’ Day Shopping Festival” in China. On Nov. 11, 2014,

Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 pct

Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 pct

By Elaine Kurtenbach AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Japan reported Monday that its economy contracted at a real annual rate of 1.6 percent in July-September, in a second straight quarterly decline that returned the country to recession.

Q & A: What is a mortgage loan modification? (and how can it help you?)

Q & A: What is a mortgage loan modification? (and how can it help you?)

26 June 2009

The tumultuous housing market has created a feeling of uncertainty for many of today’s homeowners. Figuring out the available options can be a daunting task, which oftentimes leads to more questions than answers. With many people out there looking for useful information, help isn’t always readily available.

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Posted in Business, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

From penning articles to penguin wrangling

From penning articles to penguin wrangling

26 June 2009

A year ago, I was working for Northwest Asian Weekly as the editor when a crazy opportunity presented itself: to go work in Argentina at Punta Tombo, home of the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in the world.

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Posted in Lifestyle, Travel, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/31 Comment

Editorial: White bias not just in our minds?

26 June 2009

A new study is showing us that we’re not all equal after all. Or at least, we don’t see one another that way. According to the Academy of Management Journal, people tend to give higher customer satisfaction ratings to white men rather than to women or minorities, even with their performances are identical. How the […]

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

Letter: Stereotypes article not funny but shameful

26 June 2009

To the Editor: As I read your latest publication, I came across the article (in last week’s issue, June 20–26), “Who’s your daddy,” and  I am appalled by what your [newspaper] deemed acceptable to publish.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

George Uchida, 1924–2009

George Uchida, 1924–2009

26 June 2009

On May 27, George Uchida passed away from complications from a head injury. Uchida was a former scoutmaster who mentored U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke.

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Posted in Community News, News, Obituaries, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

Sandra Otaka, 1952–2009

Sandra Otaka, 1952–2009

26 June 2009

Judge Sandra Otaka, a member of the Chicago JACL and a leader in the Asian American community, has passed away.

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Posted in Community News, News, Obituaries, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

May 30: ICHS Bloom Gala

May 30: ICHS Bloom Gala

25 June 2009

Approximately 400 people attended International Community Health Services’ (ICHS) annual gala, held at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. The event raised $119,000. ♦

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

May 30: Verizon’s bash

May 30: Verizon’s bash

25 June 2009

The first annual Verizon Wireless Asian Pacific American Heritage Bash was held on May 30 at Trinity Night Club in Seattle to honor and celebrate local Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders, influencers, and community members.  ♦

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

June 2: An award for CCA’s Al Sugiyama

June 2: An award for CCA’s Al Sugiyama

25 June 2009

The Center for Career Alternatives (CCA) Executive Director Alan Sugiyama was presented with an award by Goodwill President and CEO Ken Colling at its appreciation breakfast at Benaroya Hall. CCA was honored as Goodwill’s Outstanding Nonprofit Community Partner for its commitment to changing the lives of disadvantaged youth. ♦

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

June 3: Business Champion Paull Shin

June 3: Business Champion Paull Shin

25 June 2009

Sen. Paull H. Shin (D–Edmonds) was honored for the Joint Government Affairs Committee’s (JGAC) Business Champion Award. The Everett Area, South Snohomish County, and Monroe chambers of commerce recognized Shin at the 2009 Legislative Recognition Breakfast at the Everett Golf & Country Club. ♦

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

June 3–5: CAPACD celebrates 10 years

June 3–5: CAPACD celebrates 10 years

25 June 2009

The 10th Annual National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (CAPACD) Conference in Washington, D.C., was held at the Liaison Hotel. The conference was called, “Celebrating a Decade of Unity: A Time of Change.” ♦

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

June 9: ACLF’s 10-year reunion

June 9: ACLF’s 10-year reunion

25 June 2009

Past and present members of the Asian Pacific Islander Leadership Foundation’s (ACLF) Community Leaders Program had its 10-year reunion at Twist Lounge in Belltown.  ♦

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/31 Comment

Indian farmers who cashed out struggle with riches

25 June 2009

By Sam Dolnick The Associated Press MUNIMPUR, India (AP) — For generations, the men of Munimpur worked in their sun-baked wheat fields, rising before dawn to till the same soil their grandfathers plowed.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/3, World News1 Comment

Historic hotel spruces up to become mini United Nations

Historic hotel spruces up to become mini United Nations

18 June 2009

For $35 per night, international travelers and students will be able to sleep in one of 320 beds at the American Hotel. “There will be some opportunity for extended stay lodging,” said Eagle Rock Ventures co-owner Scott Shapiro. “You have all the amenities here and the transit hub with light rail coming in two weeks before we open. It’s pretty perfect for travelers.”

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/260 Comments

Who’s your daddy?

Who’s your daddy?

18 June 2009

It seems that Asian fathers came into this world with their own set of quirks that distinguish them from other fathers — their uncanny voices, their terrorizing disciplinary actions, their quirky obsessions. At the same time, they are capable of holding onto a special place in the heart ...

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Posted in Humor, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/262 Comments

Refugee children look for new family in the U.S.

Refugee children look for new family in the U.S.

18 June 2009

“The important thing I would say about being a foster family is if the child is not from your culture, foster families need to make sure that they take time to bring their child to places where people from the same country and the child can get together,” Adriana said.

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/262 Comments

A picture is worth a thousand edits

A picture is worth a thousand edits

18 June 2009

My wife and I are now disciplined enough to apply our version of “tough love” to nearly every aspect of their lives, whether we are trying to get them to speak, read and write, dress themselves, brush their teeth, or use the bathroom.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/260 Comments

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

18 June 2009

“Surprisingly, my father was right about lots of things! He is my intellectual resource.”

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/260 Comments

June: Keeping up with the stars in H-town

June: Keeping up with the stars in H-town

18 June 2009

Marital troubles were the talk of the town for Jon and Kate Gosselin of “Jon and Kate Plus 8.”

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Column: Pop Culture, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/260 Comments

Outstanding Graduates

Outstanding Graduates

18 June 2009

Are you an Asian American student graduating from high school or college? You may be eligible for the Northwest Asian Weekly’s Outstanding Graduates column.

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Posted in Community News, Education, News, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/260 Comments

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